Community engagement
at The University of Akron

Since our founding in 1870, we have committed to be in partnership with our community, region and beyond as part of our mission of teaching, learning and service. We have pursued engagement that brings together intellectual, cultural, economic, social, political and physical interests for a common purpose, while transforming people and institutions for the better.

UA's 2014 Carnegie classification re-application

Our innovative and dedicated efforts in community engagement were recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2008 through the awarding of a Community Engagement Classification in Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships.

UA has applied to renew its classification.

Questions about the Carnegie project?

Karla T. Mugler, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
Office of Academic Affairs

Engagement Classification Recipient

The University of Akron

Our 2013 Report to the Community describes the strengthened ties between UA and our community, and it looks back at the last 15 years of progress.

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Examples of community engagement at UA